Government Innovation Archive

City of Birmingham hints at crowdsourced placemaking: While we have examples of the private sector crowdsourcing places and the
Hilo, HI: First crowdsourced placemaking municipality: Crowdsourced placemaking had been a private sector sponsored success in Bristol, CT,
Cities look to crowdsource change in their ‘hoods: When it comes to crowdsourcing, there’s not much compelling about the Give
City leaders, looking for revenue? Go urban!: Or at least go two to three stories. What more precisely is
Public, private sectors investing in driving less: It’s not just a grassroots effort anymore. Fast Company Magazine’s September 2009
The Fed funds crowdsourced transit solutions: First we had the federal government funding crowdsourced placemaking solutions, and now
First Fed funded crowdsourced placemaking!: If even the federal government is funding a crowdsourced placemaking project, you
San Francisco’s busiest street considers going car-free: Fitting with the previous entry, ‘People over cars’ begins to hit mainstream
The federal vision for places creatives want?…: President Obama, from the Fort Myers town hall meeting on February 10,
The personal financial benefits of going car-free: What are the real, personal financial benefits of going car-free?The friendly folks
Creative New York – a report: So, what does a creative economy strategic report for a city look
The most innovative gov agency in the U.S.?: If you’re looking for a model of a government agency that’s looking
NYC continues its pedestrian renaissance: Manhattan is on a roll – first there’s Summer Streets where major
Austin looks to keep their ‘Live Music Capital of the World’ reputation: How important is live music to the city of Austin? How many
Youngstown a lesson in “Change or Die”: The knowledge economy moved on without Youngstown, Ohio, whose heyday was in
The story behind Boulder’s open source development (2 of 2): So how did Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) bring together seven different developers
The story behind Boulder’s open source development (1 of 2): If you’re familiar with the open-source form of business development that’s becoming
Pittsburgh investing heavily in a creative identity: How important is Pittsburgh’s creative future? $460 million worth, in what is
Cities prosper with open-source approach to development: Continuing yesterday’s entry, what happens when a city takes a more open-source
The Long Tail’ city – ‘Netflixing’ it into profitability (4 of 4): As explained with this graph, The Long Tail represents the present and
How can a City establish a ‘beta community’ to attract the creative class?: A City can plan itself to death if it doesn’t attract real
The ‘projects’ – 2006: You’ve heard of stories of people who ‘escaped the projects’, but clamoring
Why great neighborhoods lose their character: You’ve all heard the story over and over again – creatives move
Free money’ for CoolTown projects: Say you want to develop a $10 million CoolTown development – transforming
The dawning of public-private partnerships in innovative development: Let’s face it – creative urban development is costly, much more so
West Palm Beach’s second encore: As presented yesterday, first came the renaissance of the downtown, then CityPlace,
Success spreading in West Palm Beach: In 2000, downtown West Palm Beach had no more than 2000 residents
The projects’ – 2005: Everyone knows what ‘the projects’ are – ugly, federal-government-financed, high-rise stand-alone buildings
Why do cities die rather than change?: You’ve heard it before, “There aren’t any young people here.” “This place
Elements of a city code for CoolTowns: Building height: Continuing our look at how CoolTowns are supported via city codes, beginning